Dr Michalis Drouvelis

Dr Michalis Drouvelis

The Department of Economics
Reader in Behavioural Economics

Contact details

+44 (0) 121 414 6040
+44 (0) 121 414 7377
The Department of Economics
JG Smith Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Drouvelis is a Reader in Behavioural Economics at the University of Birmingham, Department of Economics. He joined the Department of Economics in 2010 as a Lecturer and became a Senior Lecturer in 2012 and a Reader in 2013. Before coming to Birmingham, he was part of the experimental centres at the University of York, EXEC (where he worked from 2008-2010) and the University of Nottingham, CeDEx (from where he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Robin Cubitt and Simon Gaechter).

Michalis' research interests lie in the area of behavioural and experimental economics. Recent research has focused on social preferences, on voluntary cooperation in the presence of free rider incentives, on expression of emotions and on coordination games. His work has been published in Games & Economic Behavior, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Experimental Economics, Theory and Decision, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics and  Economics Letters.

Personal homepage: https://sites.google.com/site/michalisdrouvelis/



  • PhD in Economics, University of Nottingham, 2009
  • MSc in Economics, University of Nottingham, 2004


  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Applied Game Theory
  • Public Economics

Other activities


  • Director MSc Economics
  • Points of contact co-ordinator



'Group Identity and Leading-by-Example' (with Daniele Nosenzo), Journal of Economic Psychology, In Press

'Signaling without a common prior: Results on experimental equilibrium selection' (with Wieland Müller and Alex Possajennikov), Games and Economic Behavior (2012), vol. 74(1), pp. 102-119.

'Framing and Free Riding: Emotional Responses and Punishment in Social Dilemma Games' (with Robin Cubitt and Simon Gächter), Experimental Economics (2011), vol. 14(2), pp. 254-272.

'Moral Judgements in Social Dilemmas: How Bad is Free Riding?' (with Robin Cubitt, Simon Gächter and Ruslan Kabalin), Journal of Public Economics (2011), vol. 95(3-4), pp. 253-264.

'Gaining Power through Enlargement: Strategic Foundations and Experimental Evidence' (with Maria Montero and Martin Sefton), Games and Economic Behavior (2010), vol. 69(1), pp. 274-292.